If you are an IOR registered in the ACCELA system, you recieved an email from the FDD ISU on 7/12 of this year. It gave specific details of the Firestopping requirements that are outlined by CBC 1705A.16. Then there were links! Did you guys read the fine print? Well here is the biggest one. If we are IORs on these small remodel projects we DON’T need the full IFC certification! So huge.
What we do need – and before January 1st- are 4 trainings, hands-on classes with the manufacturers. That’s a game changer for me. The ICF cert is $500 and the intertek certification is not included. Maybe price is no object for you, education is a good investment. I plan on getting the IFC certification, but I have been a little short on time these days. This news was a breath of fresh air.
I also was able to ask Nanci – who wrote the 7/12 email – about the certification from FCIA, apparently this certification is for installers/contractors and not special inspectors. Good to know.
I’ll post it here too. 1 down 3 to go.